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from Volos

Explore the Sporades from Volos!

Volos, "the jewel of the Pagasetic Gulf", is one of the most attractive cities in Greece, as well as one of the country’s most prominent ports. Located in the centre of mainland Greece's western coast, the wealth of the region and its long history have left their mark on the city’s architecture, which exudes confidence and grandeur.

Our Charter Fleet in Volos

Our boats in Volos are available for both skippered and bareboat rentals and include a variety of our most popular sailing yachts and catamarans. Special charter arrangements are also available including single day charters and rentals for special events including company excursions, weddings and honeymoon trips.

Map of Volos

Getting to Volos

Our fleet base is located at the Port of Volos which is in the heart of the city with plenty of accommodation, shopping and dining options within easy walking distance from the marina.

Located on the central mainland coast of Greece, Volos is 320 km north of Athens and 219 km south of Thessaloniki. Many visitors arrive with their own vehicles, but public transport options are also available from all main cities.

If you are arriving as a group, we are happy to organise a private transfer for you by minibus with our reliable partners, so simply let us know the details of your arrival and we will advise accordingly.

See more details and reviews on our Volos Charter base Google Maps listing.

Meet the Istion Team at Volos Marina

Welcome to Volos Marina, where your unforgettable sailing holiday to the Sporades will begin! Led by our base manager, Paris, and supported by a dedicated team including Eleni, Maria, Kostas, Nikos and Konstantinos, we strive to make every moment of your sailing holiday in Greece exceptional. Together, our goal is to deliver an unforgettable sailing adventure, with a focus on exceptional service, support, and a carefree experience you'll treasure forever.

Sailing Itineraries from Volos

Volos offers some fantastic sailing for both one and two week charters and routes are usually similar to those from nearby Skiathos Island (where Istion also maintains a charter base).

You will start your holiday enjoying the unspoiled bays and small ports of the Gulf of Volos. Further east, the beautiful green islands of the Sporades including Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonissos beckon to be visited. Sheltered and unspoiled anchorages along with sandy white beaches are a common feature of all these islands.

For those with a little more time, two week charters can include the southern most island of the Sporades, Skyros, as weel as stop along the coast of Evia.

The Sporades are well known for the Alonissos National Marine Park, the largest protected marine area in Europe. The Park includes 6 smaller islands (Peristera, Kyra Panagia, Psathoura, Piperi, Skatzoura and Yura), and is of particular scientific and cultural interest, and is ideal for free diving, wildlife observation, photography and other nature oriented activities.

The limited degree of human intervention and the excellent state of the natural environment make the landscape and marine areas of the Park an ideal refuge for many endangered species, such as the Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus and various species of dolphins and whales.

Yacht Charters to the Sporades

Sample 7-Day Sailing Itinerary from Volos

Day 1: Volos to Amaliapoli (Mitzela)

Begin in Volos, a city steeped in ancient myths and history, where Jason and the Argonauts embarked on their quest for the Golden Fleece. Visit seaside cafés, bars, and traditional "Tsipouradiko/Ouzeri" restaurants offering local culinary experiences. Arrange for supermarket delivery service to your yacht and explore Ermou Street, the city's commercial center. In Amaliapoli, climb the hill and admire the island-like architecture. Enjoy fresh seafood at taverns, visit beach bars, and watch the sunset from Loutraki Bay. Discover small bays with clear-watered beaches and explore the Underwater Shipwreck Museum Diving Park and marine virtual reality center.

Day 2: Amaliapoli to Skopelos

Sail to Skopelos, the largest island in the Sporades, with natural springs, pine forests, and 360 chapels, churches, and monasteries. Stroll through Skopelos town's picturesque sidestreets, dine at tavernas, and try the local "Skopelitiki" fried cheese pie. Visit the stunning beaches and film locations from "Mamma Mia!", including Milia, Panormos, Elios and many, many more. Climb 110 steps to reach Agios Ioannis church and explore the Venetian castle for panoramic views of the town and Mount Palouki.

Day 3: Skopelos to Alonnissos

Relax on Alonnissos, a haven for nature lovers and home to endangered Mediterranean monk seals and rare wildlife species. Hike to the chapel of Agion Anargyron, one of the island's most stunning spots, and enjoy fresh fish, seafood, and nut-based desserts at local tavernas. Visit Alonnissos' most beautiful organized beaches and explore small beaches in the northern part of the coast, only accessible by boat. Engage in water sports and visit the Old Village, Patitiri Village, Roussoum Yalos, Steni Vala, and Votsi.

Day 4: Alonnissos to Kyra Panagia

Visit Kyra Panagia, an uninhabited island home to endangered monk seals and the scenic Megisti Lavra monastery. As part of the Alonnissos Marine Park, the largest marine park in the Mediterranean, there are 14 diving spots to enjoy the unique natural landscape.

Day 5: Kyra Panagia to Skiathos

Experience cosmopolitan Skiathos, famous for its stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife. Visit beaches such as Koukounaries, Banana Beach, Lalaria, Vromolimnos, Kanapitsa, Aghia Eleni, Xanemos, Achladies, and Megali Ammos. Explore the 13th-century Venetian fortress on Bourtzi islet, enjoy the view from the café-restaurant, and stroll through the Hora's charming alleys. Sample local cuisine at traditional taverns, including "Akrogiali" and "Mylos", and enjoy cocktails and live music at "Tesla" bar on Papadiamanti Square.

Day 6: Skiathos to Paleo Trikeri Island

Uncover Paleo Trikeri Island, a small, car-free island with only 20 permanent residents. Walk or ride a mule to explore the island, and visit the fortress-like Evangelistria Monastery atop its highest peak. Relax on charming beaches like Afetka, Hagia Sophia, and Prasini Ammos, and enjoy traditional Magnesian cuisine accompanied by a chilled wine or tsipouro.

Day 7: Pagasitikos Gulf to Volos

Conclude your 7-day sailing adventure by returning to Volos, taking with you unforgettable memories from your journey through the enchanting Greek islands.


Volos Port, Ogl 1, Volos 38221, Thessaly - Greece

e-mail [email protected]

Base Manager Paris Zikos
Tel +30 6949 549 390